IP region assignment

L0 Member

IP region assignment

PA 500 running PANOS 6.1.2

We have regional blocks in place that block inbound traffic originating from non-US IP's. However, we have discovered a bit of a dilemma.

We have found that an IP such as originates from Ireland and geomaps as such, but according to whois query is registered to MS in Redmond, WA. So, it is allowed through despite the security policy blocking non US traffic.

I have just begun to look for solutions to this and wanted to see if anyone else here had come up with a a fix without me looking to reinvent the wheel.

Thanks in advance.


L4 Transporter

Re: IP region assignment

L0 Member

Re: IP region assignment

Thanks for the response Gregoux, but my situation is kind of the reverse of what the linked discussion addresses.

In my case, the source address is out of say Germany or England, or Ireland, but the IP is registered with ARIN to Microsoft or Amazon. We've tested reflecting from sites outside the US. If the reflecting site uses an IP that is part of MS or AWS's range then even though the signal originates from outside the US, the PA classifies it as from within the US.  I have tried adding custom objects based on Lat/Long, without any changes in results.

I'll keep digging.

Thanks again.

L6 Presenter

Re: IP region assignment

Hi Jim,

Lets say if IP is outside USA and PANW locates it within USA, than you should open a case. They can update information in next content version.


Hardik Shah

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